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James Whitcomb Riley

James Whitcomb Riley was an American writer, poet, and best-selling author. During his lifetime he was known as the "Hoosier Poet" and "Children's Poet" for his dialect works and his children's poetry. His poems tend to be humorous or sentimental. Of the approximately 1,000 poems Riley wrote, the majority are in dialect. His famous works include "Little Orphant Annie" and "The Raggedy Man"... Read More

BornOctober 7, 1849
Greenfield, Indiana,
United States
DiedJuly 22, 1916 (aged 66)
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States


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